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2004 System of the information provision for suspension of the importation of those articles infringing circuit layout rights (FAQ)


 

  When owners of circuit layout rights become aware of any plan of importing those articles considered to infringe their rights, they can provide the Director-General of regional customs with information that would help Customs effectively take the necessary procedure of determining whether the article constitutes infringement. However, such information may not be accepted when Customs does not find possible infringement after examining evidence, etc. submitted by the owner. When the Director-General discovers any import goods for which such information has been provided and accepted, he/she shall commence the identification procedure, and shall inform the title owner and the importer of the fact that the procedure has begun.

  Upon completion of the identification procedure, the title owner and the importer shall be informed of the result. When infringement is confirmed, the article may be confiscated by order of the Director-General.

(Article 69-12 of the Customs Law)
(Subparagraph 12, paragraph 69-13 of the General Notification of the Customs Law)

 


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